to O'Riley Karate Center.
Steven O'Riley's Wado Karate Center was
founded October 1st, 1994. Sensei O'Riley began his training in Wado-Ryu in 1984, under the guidance
of 7th Dan Taylor Hayden, O'Riley-San received his Black Belt in June of 1988, currently holds the rank of
Roku-Dan --6th Degree Black
Belt-- and holds a special honor of having trained personally weekly under Shihan Cecil
T. Patterson since 1997 up until Sensei Patterson's death in 2002.
An avid and successful competitor,
Sensei O'Riley has earned title after title in both kata and kumite, most
notably, winning the USEWF kumite Championships a record seven years, and being named fighter of the decade at the 2000 USEWF Championships.
In addition, he holds the distinction of being a recipient of the 1998 and
Award, one of the USEWF's most prestigious honors for service to the
Federation, and awarded by Shihan Patterson himself. O'Riley-san
fulfilled another chapter in his Wado career by traveling to England and
participating in the 2004 Winter seminars under Grandmaster Hironori Ohtsuka
II, Sensei Masafumi Shiomitsu and other dedicated Wadoka from around the
world, for five days of intensive, advanced training. Other honerable
mentions are; USEWF Grand Master Otsuka Award 2005, USA Hall of Fame 2007,
and USEWF Instructor of the Year 2009.
Marking his many years as one of
the USEWF's most respected instructors, O'Riley-San celebrated the
opening of his first dojo in Antioch,
Tennessee in October of 1994, and now conducts as many
as 21 day and evening classes each week for adults and children; nearly all
taught personally by Sensei O'Riley himself. O'Riley
Karate Centers offers complete training for the dedicated martial artist and
Sensei O'Riley's Wado Karate centers has 2 locations. His
first location was opened in October 1994 in Antioch. Antioch location
is at 2444
Morris Gentry Blvd. in Antioch, Tennessee -- just up the hill from Morris
Gentry's intersection with Bell Road. His second dojo opened in Smyrna at the
Publix Shopping Center located just off of Sam Ridley Parkway. Address
for this location is 667 President Place, Smyrna, TN 37167. For more
information you can call Sensei O'Riley at 615-399-3992.
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